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The ‘Billy Graham Rule’ Keeps Women On the Sidelines

A candidate’s request for a male chaperone sets a dangerous precedent

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One of Mississippi’s gubernatorial candidates simply can’t be alone with women.

State Rep. Robert Foster’s campaign faced widespread ridicule on Thursday after he refused to conduct a one-on-one ride-along interview with a female…




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Writer, musician, improvisor, recovering pessimist.

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